Roscommon Golf Club, Mote Park, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
The original Roscommon Golf Club was established in 1904. The opening of Roscommon Golf Club's exciting new eighteen-hole course, represents not just a magnificent local achievement, but an important milestone for the game of golf in the Midlands and West of Irleand.
Roscommon Golf Club is located in charming parkland abounding with rows and rows of sycamore, ash, beech and whitethorn trees. This course was designed by famed golf course architect, Eddie Connaughton, who has used his skills to create a marvellous layout that provides a tough and challenging test of golf.
Roscommon Golf Club dates back to 1904 when it was founded. The golf course is quite long at about seven thousand yards in length. It was originally a nine-hole course and was later extended to eighteen holes in 1996. Holes on this course that deserve particular mention for their challenge are the 9th, 13th and 18th holes.
Located on rolling pastures adjoining the old Mote Park Estate, is a golf course of outstanding merit, successfully blending the old established nine hole course with an exciting and equally demanding new nine-hole lay-out. The old nine hole coure at Roscommon was always held in high regard, and one of the tasks of the design team appointed to oversee the development of an eighteen hole course was to bring together the old and the new, without leaving the golfer with two distinctly different nine hole tests.
This has been achieved partly by interspersing the new holes with the old course as far as possible, and by the commencement of a tree-planting programme immediately the new land was purchased, to augment the existing mature plantations.
In 1992, the Club was most fortunate to be able to negotiate the purchase of an additional fifty eight acres of neighbouring land. Thus began a new chapter of endeavour at the club which today culminates in the completion of the IR500,000 extension, giving the County town an eighteen hole championship course which it can be justifiably proud of. The Club has a proud record of achievement, having produced seven young international golfers in the last two decades.
Roscommon Golf Club
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Co. Roscommon, Ireland